Interpol, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and authorities in the Philippines joined a major criminal inquiry after a British teenager, who was blackmailed online, took his own life.
Police Scotland said Daniel Perry, 17, from Dunfermline in Fife lost his life due to cyber-crime linked to the Philippines. Assistant Chief Constable Malcolm Graham, of major crime and public protection, said:
Our message is clear: Our focus is on keeping people safe and there is no hiding place - anywhere in the world - if you are a criminal and you undertake this type of activity, which preys on those who might be the most vulnerable and susceptible to coercion and blackmail.
A young Scottish teenager lost his life as a result of this online activity. The impact on his family, friends and wider community cannot be imagined.
More top news
Food prices will rise across the UK unless EU workers are allowed to remain as part of the Brexit negotiations, industry bosses have warned.
A north / south split in conditions tomorrow. Remaining mild
Polluting cars and vans could be permanently blocked from the French metropolis if it keeps to its mayor's recent clean-air commitments.